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Born on these dates will receive a $1,900 Social Security Check Today

Born on these dates will receive a ,900 Social Security Check Today

Born on these dates will receive a $1,900 Social Security check

Born on these dates will receive a $1,900 Social Security check

Although summer has arrived and many of us are thinking about taking a break, the Social Security Administration (SSA) continues its work without pause. In July, the SSA is continuing to distribute monthly payments to beneficiaries.

This month, the third round of checks will be issued on Wednesday, July 10th. Thanks to the cost-of-living adjustment, the average monthly payment for retired workers has increased to $1,900 this year.

Who receives these Social Security payments?

The Social Security provides monthly benefits to several groups of people: retired workers, survivors, and those receiving disability benefits, such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

However, to avoid administrative issues, payments are not made all on the same day. This staggered schedule can cause confusion among beneficiaries unfamiliar with the SSA’s payment calendar. But once understood, the process is quite straightforward.

Full payment schedule for July SSA

The payment schedule for the remainder of July is based on the beneficiaries’ birth dates:

  • Wednesday, July 10th: Retirement benefits for those born between the 1st and the 10th of any month, who began claiming benefits after May 1997.
  • Wednesday, July 17th: Retirement benefits for those born between the 11th and the 20th of any month, who began claiming benefits after May 1997.
  • Wednesday, July 24th: Retirement benefits for those born between the 21st and the 31st of any month, who began claiming benefits after May 1997.

To stay informed about payment dates throughout the year, beneficiaries can check the complete Social Security payment schedule for 2024.

Generally, the dates do not vary much: benefits are distributed on the 1st and 3rd of each month for special cases and the second, third, and fourth Wednesdays of the month for the rest of the beneficiaries, unless a weekend or a federal holiday pushes the payment to the previous business day.

Eligibility for the July 10th payments SSA

According to the payment schedule available on the SSA’s website, SSI payments are distributed on the first day of the month, which in July was Monday, the 1st. On Wednesday, July 3rd, the SSA sent payments to those who started receiving retirement benefits before May 1997 and to those living abroad.

The next round of payments, scheduled for July 10th, will be directed to beneficiaries born between the 1st and the 10th of any month who began claiming benefits after May 1997.

What are the reasons for the staggered payment schedule by the SSA?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a staggered payment schedule for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

  • The SSA is preparing for more beneficiaries, thanks to retiring baby boomers. They are spreading out the workload and ensuring top-notch service by staggering payments.
  • Since 1997, new beneficiaries receive payments on different Wednesdays. This schedule evens out payments across the month, avoiding a single large payment date.
  • Large past-due benefits are paid in 6 installments over 6 months. Each installation is less than three times the maximum monthly benefit. This avoids one big payment. However, there are exceptions.
  • Beneficiaries under 18 with a representative payee receive their benefits in a separate account. This rule ensures the money is used for the child’s needs.

How payments are made and what to do in case of delays

Most payments are sent via direct deposit to the bank account provided by the beneficiaries to the SSA. This is the fastest and safest way to receive the money, although delays can occur due to bank processing times.

These times are usually consistent each month, so if you have concerns, it’s advisable to contact your bank to learn about their processing protocols.
For those receiving payments by regular mail, paper checks are sent with the intention of arriving on the promised date. However, external factors such as weather or the routes of the US Postal Service can delay delivery. If a beneficiary does not receive their payment on the expected date, the SSA advises waiting three additional days before contacting them to account for possible mail delays.

How does the SSA handle large past-due benefit payments?

When someone is due a large sum of overdue benefits that meets a certain threshold, the SSA must pay these benefits in installations. They cannot pay them in a single lump sum. Specifically:

  • Unpaid benefits must be paid in parts. This happens if the amount, after some reductions, equals or exceeds 3 times the top federal benefit rate plus any federally-run state supplement.
  • This installation payments are made in not more than 3 installations at 6-month intervals. The first and second payments cannot exceed 3 times the max monthly benefit.
  • Exceptions to the installation requirement include if the person has a condition expected to result in death within 12 months. Or, if they will remain ineligible for benefits for the next 12 months.
  • The first and second installation amounts can be increased. This is to cover certain debts and expenses, such as for food, clothing, shelter, and medical needs. It can also be used to buy a home.

Impact of Cost-of-Living Adjustments

The 3.2% increase in Social Security payments this year reflects cost-of-living adjustmentsaimed at helping beneficiaries maintain their purchasing power in the face of inflation. These adjustments are crucial to ensure that payments remain adequate and relevant in the current economic context, allowing beneficiaries to cover their basic needs.

For those who want to plan ahead, the Social Security payment schedule for 2024 is available and provides a detailed breakdown of payment dates. Knowing these dates is essential for beneficiaries to manage their finances effectively and ensure they receive their payments on time.